DRNK Wines was founded by partner and winemaker Ryan Kunde in 2012 with his wife, Katie Kunde, and her parents Dale and Nancy Dougherty. DRNK stands for the family’s initials – Dale, Ryan, Nancy, Katie. A family inspired by each other’s individual interests and pursuits, DRNK represents the collective joy of working and being together.
Located in an idyllic setting, atop Laguna Ridge in the heart of the Russian River Valley, DRNK Winery is the first Wine Cave of the Russian River Valley, and where the wine is cellared and private tours and tastings are held.
Ryan brings a rich winemaking legacy to his winemaking, with family history that includes five generations of winegrowing in Sonoma County, dating back to the 1880’s. Ryan is a production specialist, where every step in the winemaking process is optimized for quality and promotion of distinctive fruit expression. He is passionate about discovering new vineyard sites and the mesoclimate effects within each vineyard block. Ryan takes great pride in showcasing the quality and diversity of Sonoma County’s vineyards in this golden age of viticulture.